“Intensely personal and yet at once universal, [Amanda’s] songs can be as intimate as a confessional box or as independent as a fifth generation grand dame”, writes Alanna Nash – Music Journalist.
With a powerful delivery of uncompromising lyrics, singer songwriter Amanda Hunt-Taylor has etched her mark among the heavy hitters in the music industry. Topping the Americana charts with her first debut CD “Only When I Breathe”, a full-bodied record overflowing with Amanda’s divergent musical tastes, showcases the many sides to this seasoned artist/writer.
Hunt-Taylor, originally from Atlanta Georgia, grew up in the heart of the music industry, being that her father, Kenneth E. Hunt was also a hit songwriter and her mother Judy Hunt, CEO of Judy of Nashville, who has made clothes for the Country Music Stars since the late 60’s. Growing up on music row in Nashville, Tennessee and being surrounded by so many talented artist writers from different genres, Amanda’s writing creative path was already being carved.
In 1994 Amanda had her first HIT song, “Your Love Amazes Me” and was named SESAC’s “Songwriter Of The Year” as well as SESAC’s “Song of the Year”. The song was also a top ten HIT for adult contemporary artist Michael English, and was number one in all charts for country music artist John Berry. John’s only number one HIT today that was a a number one in all three charts. Amanda was honored “Song of the Year” at the CNN Country Music Songwriters awards and “Songwriter of the Year” for “Your Love Amazes Me.”
In 2012, Hunt-Taylor released her second creative work titled “Never Wanna Die.” Perhaps a metaphor, one subtly stated that she isn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon. The EP is her most powerful – lyrical work to date. She is the composer of all 5 songs, as well as the producer this EP. With rave reviews, she has succeeded once again in making her mark among the heavy hitters of the music industry, and among the greats in the world of artists and writers. Hunt-Taylor’s independent EP, “Never Wanna Die”, is her best work to date.
Amanda is currently working in her studio, working on her next EP project with her husband and co-inspiration Rick Taylor. Release date is unknown.
Stay tuned ….